I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Airbag warning light is on, and neither the horn nor the cruise control buttons work. Do airbags go bad after a certain amount of time?

tippy33455
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Asked by tippy33455 May 12, 2007 at 05:00 PM about the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The warning light comes on when I start the vehicle and I hear a warning "beep". It stays on constantly. The horn doesn't work. And none of the cruise control buttons work. Do airbags need to be replaced after a certain amount of time? Why does it affect EVERYTHING on the steering wheel?

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LouB
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Hi tippy. I'm not sure all of the problems are related. Air bags don't typically need to be replaced but they can malfunction or to be more precise they can return a code when the car's system runs diagnostics at start up. And again, while they may be related I'm not certain all of your problems are. A Dodge Service Manager will be able to tell you right away however. Take a ride down with an extra cup of coffee and pick his brain. Good luck!

amathea
15

I know there was a recall on a part, the clockspring I believe that had something to do with the air bags. The recall was back in 2004 but you could look it up.

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vandriver3
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Clockspring -- it is the way the airbag and cruse controls are connected from the steering wheel to the steering column. It is not hard to change -- you will need a steering wheel puller, a 10mm socket wrench, and a #2 phillips screwdriver. Watch the video on YouTube for instructions. I just changed mine -- 15 to 20 minutes. Disconnect the battery for 5 minutes first, while you get everything ready.

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